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Gas Man
05-19-2012, 01:21 PM
One thing I want to get straight here is... I want TWM to be a riding forum. Promote riding. We aren't going to promote off topic garbage.

Keeping with that mindset... here's the deal...

What's summer? Well some argue it's as soon as the temp goes from A to B... but we'll go with the official "un-official"...

Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Here's how it works...

Just before Memorial Day weekend I will post up a the contest start slogan. Write it on a piece of a paper and take a picture of it next to your odometer.

Example below...

http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/SU1HMDAyMTEuanBn.jpg

Once you get your picture, submit the picture here... simple. You can do it anytime, but the sooner you get your picture the more miles you get on the contest. Unless you just don't ride... :lol:

What will you win? Good question... We are gathering some swag from our site sponsors and I will probably pick something else up as well. You are also more than welcome to donate to the cause... bragging rights will also be included!

So stay tuned later this week for the contest start slogan...

junkyardjon
05-20-2012, 09:26 AM
none of my bikes have a speedo and i ride 3 different bikes during the week si i guess i can't play lol

Gas Man
05-20-2012, 10:31 AM
Damn jon... you're just no fun. or maybe more fun than we can measure...

leebo
05-20-2012, 07:34 PM
Its On!

Gas Man
05-20-2012, 08:20 PM
Ok leebo... stay tuned later this week for the phrase...

Nobody
05-20-2012, 10:11 PM
man, now i really need to get a recalibrator that works. I'm reading almost 20% slow with the new pulley I put on >.<

Gas Man
05-21-2012, 08:51 AM
No good Nobody...

Thruxtonbill
05-21-2012, 09:33 AM
Oh I'm so in, you guys are gonna have to get up early in the mornin.

Gas Man
05-21-2012, 01:42 PM
LOL The contest goes all summer till Labor Day...

leebo
05-21-2012, 03:25 PM
Tbill I do get up early 4:30 am. ; )

Moesride
05-21-2012, 10:59 PM
No way can I hang with some of you guys but I'll give it a shot.......now if you had a contest for the least amount of miles, I'm your guy! :loser:

Chain
05-22-2012, 10:14 AM
none of my bikes have a speedo and i ride 3 different bikes during the week si i guess i can't play lol

I ride 2... but I'll only put 1-2k on the Chopper, so I'm in... just have to remember to take the pic. Try and get it tonight.

If I see the logo before we head north.... Gas!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gas Man
05-22-2012, 02:04 PM
When you headin north Chain?

junkyardjon
05-22-2012, 07:56 PM
:nothing: i have some on the shelf, i could spin it back and then at the end of the year hook a drill up to it....

Caveman
05-22-2012, 11:08 PM
OK, Gas, When is the slogan gonna come out? I have already been puttin some miles down on the cycle since March. You're killin me, Smalls

Gas Man
05-23-2012, 01:31 AM
I will release the slogan Thursday. Cool?

Chain
05-23-2012, 07:25 AM
When you headin north Chain?


Friday morning, crack of dawn.

Gas Man
05-23-2012, 09:25 AM
Ok... well here we go... so we don't screw anybody out of Memorial Day weekend miles...

The starting mileage slogan...


TwoWheelMichigan.com is where Iron Rider hangs!

Submit your pictures here in this thread. You can upload as an attachment or just link in a picture from a picture hosting site.

Example:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/2 Wheel Michigan/5b15b075.jpg

There is also the option to use your TWM Albums (http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/album.php)

Good luck and get those miles!!!

Chain
05-23-2012, 10:50 AM
Thanks Gas!

Gas Man
05-23-2012, 10:51 AM
No problem Chain. I'm here to help!

Mad Dog
05-23-2012, 11:38 AM
Here We Go!
http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r84/Valueteck/Misc/IMG_0009.jpg

Gas Man
05-23-2012, 10:40 PM
Awesome job don. Perfect.

Chain
05-24-2012, 07:07 AM
http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq274/bigdogfatty/IMG00569-20120523-1845.jpg

leebo
05-24-2012, 05:18 PM
1535

Nobody
05-24-2012, 09:09 PM
1536

Gas Man
05-24-2012, 09:12 PM
That's hilarious Nobody!!!

Mudpuppy
05-25-2012, 09:37 AM
all wrong - riding season is march 1 to november 15 and any other definition is pure bullshit and therefore this contest is null and void.. thank you and fuck you..

Mudpuppy
05-25-2012, 09:42 AM
1536

That is pure awesome.. good work, lol

Gas Man
05-25-2012, 04:54 PM
Well mud I agree but figure this will make it fair for even peeps who don't ride in the under 70* weather.

Kosher
05-25-2012, 07:47 PM
all wrong - riding season is march 1 to november 15 and any other definition is pure bullshit and therefore this contest is null and void.. thank you and fuck you..

been riding in 16 consecutive months and counting. woot.

Gas Man
05-25-2012, 10:19 PM
Some have all the life.

detdrbuzzard
05-26-2012, 03:29 PM
i would need a pic of the 1500 and 1200 wings odometer and possably the 750f otherwise my milage wouldn't be right

Kosher
05-26-2012, 03:53 PM
Does this count to start me off?

http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff-Bucket/i-2XTs6Cn/0/X3/P1010886-X3.jpg

RedneckMedic
05-26-2012, 05:14 PM
Were you too lazy to get a pen kosher haha

Gas Man
05-26-2012, 06:51 PM
i would need a pic of the 1500 and 1200 wings odometer and possably the 750f otherwise my milage wouldn't be right

Which one do you put the most miles on?

I did consider this multiple bike issue... but I wanted to keep it simpler, and keep from somebody trying to ring in his & his buds or wife's bike. As in double dipping... so I limited it to one bike to keep it fair.


Does this count to start me off?


I guess that works....but...


Were you too lazy to get a pen kosher haha

I think rugby is right! :lol:

Kosher
05-27-2012, 12:00 AM
Were you too lazy to get a pen kosher haha

Well, at least you could be reasonably certain of the date!

Gas Man
05-27-2012, 12:01 AM
This is true. I just don't state that for the fact that not everybody gets the paper.

sprink
05-27-2012, 04:58 PM
Ok... well here we go... so we don't screw anybody out of Memorial Day weekend miles...

The starting mileage slogan...



Submit your pictures here in this thread. You can upload as an attachment or just link in a picture from a picture hosting site.

There is also the option to use your TWM Albums (http://www.twowheelmichigan.com/album.php)

Good luck and get those miles!!!

Well, by 9:25, I was on my way to loop Lake Erie. Got back a little bit ago. Paper flashed out, but whatever. If it comes to a tie can I use a mile or two from this 600?

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/sprink_photos/lakeerie009.jpg

Just a few bugs, lol.

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/sprink_photos/lakeerie008.jpg

Gas Man
05-27-2012, 07:02 PM
You put on 600 or so miles after the slogan but before this pic?

And boy o boy did it flash out. Wow! Looks blank.

sprink
05-27-2012, 08:34 PM
You put on 600 or so miles after the slogan but before this pic?

And boy o boy did it flash out. Wow! Looks blank.

http://i147.photobucket.com/albums/r310/sprink_photos/lakeerie001-1.jpg


http://mapq.st/K1pxDo
(http://mapq.st/K1pxDo)

sprink
05-27-2012, 08:58 PM
http://mapq.st/K1pxDo

Gas Man
05-28-2012, 11:33 PM
Well that didn't help much. :lol:

Gas Man
06-01-2012, 07:56 PM
Here's mine
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/2%20Wheel%20Michigan/5b15b075.jpg

Gas Man
06-15-2012, 08:49 PM
TTT


you know what that means?

Bagger Dave
06-15-2012, 08:53 PM
TTT


you know what that means?
To The Top!

Gas Man
06-15-2012, 09:09 PM
Ding ding ding..

you win absolutely nothing!! YEA!!!!

Bagger Dave
06-15-2012, 09:32 PM
Thank you! thank you very much! :lmao:redflip:eightball6:

Kosher
07-04-2012, 10:21 PM
Update for yall. I'm at a little over 6K now.

Heading to Toronto on Sunday returning on Thursday, then on the 15th I'm heading to Atlanta on the 15th for a week. Sturgis in August.

Hows everyone else doing?


Does this count to start me off?

http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff-Bucket/i-2XTs6Cn/0/X3/P1010886-X3.jpg

Gas Man
07-05-2012, 12:11 AM
Go you. I'm no where near that. I have yet to have a big trip yet.

Nobody
07-05-2012, 03:04 AM
Update for yall. I'm at a little over 6K now.

Heading to Toronto on Sunday returning on Thursday, then on the 15th I'm heading to Atlanta on the 15th for a week. Sturgis in August.

Hows everyone else doing?

So-so. Had to kabosh my grand road trip plans after I figured out that the order of my bills vs. paycheques will leave me 1/3rd of my original budget by when I was going to hit the road. Still shooting for a jump to Peoria to see relatives though. I think I might just setup a 2nd savings account and have 25$ a week dump into it to save for next year.

Mad Dog
07-05-2012, 07:53 AM
Go you. I'm no where near that. I have yet to have a big trip yet.

Same here.............

Kosher
07-05-2012, 11:34 AM
Go you. I'm no where near that. I have yet to have a big trip yet.

Well, I gotta win *some* kind of contest around here, but I dont doubt that someone will smoke me at the last minute with a huge trip, LOL

seatmaker
07-05-2012, 05:16 PM
1300 on my 2 week old New Ultra :boobs:

Gas Man
07-06-2012, 01:32 PM
I need to round up some prize....

sprink
07-06-2012, 04:27 PM
I've put a couple thousand miles on, but not much lately. TOO FREAKIN HOT! Normally I would be riding to work, but putting on a jacket and helmet over my sweaty shirt and head is not what I want to do at the end of the day. The A/C in the truck feels better.

Mad Dog
07-06-2012, 04:41 PM
Yup, 91 here today and the ac feels good. Oh, and while polishing the scoot today
noticed I have a slow leak in the rear tire. :bash:
Only 3/32 left so a new one will go on Monday.
Only 9300 on this tire. I thought these new wider Dunlops were going to last longer?????:confused:

Gas Man
07-06-2012, 04:57 PM
I hear ya sprink. I don't want to do anything in this heat.

Mad. That's about normal.

Chain
07-09-2012, 08:23 AM
Yup, 91 here today and the ac feels good. Oh, and while polishing the scoot today
noticed I have a slow leak in the rear tire. :bash:
Only 3/32 left so a new one will go on Monday.
Only 9300 on this tire. I thought these new wider Dunlops were going to last longer?????:confused:

WOW your kidding!!!!!! I have 17000 on my rear tire.... I think I can get 20, no shit!

Mudpuppy
07-09-2012, 09:51 AM
Dunlops are great - if you are on a race team with a tire sponsor and don't care about longevity. Get way better mileage out of Pirelli, Michelin, Bridgestone, Avon, Conti - take your pick.

horrorbusiness
07-09-2012, 12:15 PM
I'm holding steady at zero miles, what kinda prize do I get ?

RedneckMedic
07-09-2012, 12:16 PM
I've got about a grand on the road glide right now.

Gas Man
07-09-2012, 01:04 PM
I'm holding steady at zero miles, what kinda prize do I get ?

A thumbs down prize?

Mad Dog
07-09-2012, 01:07 PM
WOW your kidding!!!!!! I have 17000 on my rear tire.... I think I can get 20, no shit!

What pressure are you running?

http://i142.photobucket.com/albums/r84/Valueteck/Misc/smokin.jpg

Mudpuppy
07-09-2012, 01:40 PM
is that you Don?

Chain
07-09-2012, 01:51 PM
35lbs. Check it weekly... not to often do I need to add... from fall to spring it drops is about it... I have a new one, just haven't wanted to change it yet... BUT with Sturgis looming, I may just go for safety rather than pride... ;)



What pressure are you running?

Mad Dog
07-09-2012, 03:04 PM
is that you Don?

No I wouldn't do that. Just messin with ya.

Mad Dog
07-09-2012, 03:07 PM
35lbs. Check it weekly... not to often do I need to add... from fall to spring it drops is about it... I have a new one, just haven't wanted to change it yet... BUT with Sturgis looming, I may just go for safety rather than pride... ;)

Thanks, i've been running 37-38. Maybe i'll try a few less. I actually do take it easy on it with no burnouts.
I do like to crank it on the twisties though.:)

Chain
07-09-2012, 03:13 PM
Thanks, i've been running 37-38. Maybe i'll try a few less. I actually do take it easy on it with no burnouts.
I do like to crank it on the twisties though.:)

I hear that Don! I do too! We just got back from the Tail, that is the ONLY place I hit my foot boards on the Glide.... good fun... Even the wife likes that! ;)

RedneckMedic
07-09-2012, 03:15 PM
put a few miles on last night nothing big but enjoyed the hell out of it. Me and the girl road hines up into plymouth. I couldn't have asked for a better night. The weather was cool, no bugs, and best of all no traffic and only hit one light the whole way I think. I looked down to check my speed because I was getting really into it with no traffic and was doing 70 haha. then in plymouth stopped for a vanilla and orange creamsicel twist ice cream at the dairy king and it was awesome. only added about 50 miles or so round trip but I enjoyed every one of them.

Gas Man
07-09-2012, 10:15 PM
Chain & Mad Dog.... also consider what different people consider a "done" tire.

Mad Dog
07-10-2012, 07:07 AM
I've got 3/32 left but rather than fix a worn tire I would just rather replace it.
I would have to do it before Copper Harbor anyways.

horrorbusiness
07-10-2012, 10:36 PM
I'm not saying it was smart but my original front tire went 30,000 miles

Gas Man
07-10-2012, 11:05 PM
That's not too bad. You can usually get 2 rears per every front.

Mudpuppy
07-11-2012, 09:04 AM
30,000 miles would be awesome.. I am lucky to get 9,000 out of mine.

horrorbusiness
07-11-2012, 02:09 PM
That's not too bad. You can usually get 2 rears per every front.
I think it was 3 rears, front tire was pretty bad, it was factory from October 2000.

Gas Man
07-11-2012, 02:37 PM
Yikes!!

Mudpuppy
07-12-2012, 09:52 AM
I always change both tires no matter what.. My last set I changed the front was ok so I ebay'd it and the guy bought it for like $30 and then never paid for shipping so I still have it, lol

Kosher
08-14-2012, 12:02 PM
Update - after Sturgis I'm at 12,467, so 8,581 miles since my post.

How's everyone else doing?

Gas Man
08-14-2012, 12:52 PM
I'm not doing shit compared. I was doin 10k a year but the last 2 years work has been screwin me...

Mad Dog
08-14-2012, 02:14 PM
Is there a prize for lowest miles???:confused:

Mudpuppy
08-14-2012, 05:15 PM
Is there a prize for lowest miles???:confused:

yes - a shot of bear mace in the face!

Mad Dog
08-14-2012, 05:43 PM
I still have a full can.......

Gas Man
08-14-2012, 10:02 PM
We never contended for that... but I know one bike in my garage that would qualify. LOL

Chain
08-15-2012, 08:36 AM
We never contended for that... but I know one bike in my garage that would qualify. LOL

I know, I have 450 on the K9.... ugh.

I'm on schedule for my normal 10k a year... but behind what I'd planned.... 8k on the SG is all.. :(

I should ride to work... that'd give me 500 a week....... All my miles are vacation miles... guess that's NOT bad... Weekend warrior I have become!

Gas Man
08-15-2012, 01:14 PM
yeah i don't ride to work (only 3 miles each way). It's just not worth the wear n tear to the bike. Also how base gasket & rocker box gasket leaks start.

I did 10k a year for a few years... then last year when my job changed, I had a banner year for $$ last year and only 5k on the bike. This year isn't going much better. I have been able to work less but not able to get more miles on.

Chain
08-15-2012, 01:36 PM
A friend of ours has over 14k on this year, he's been out of state only 2 times (maybe totaled 5-6k), only vacations he's taken, the rest are back and forth from work. Since the wife and I car pool, it's NOT in our best interest. I used too, before she worked DT near me...

RedneckMedic
08-15-2012, 05:18 PM
I've got about 2500 on the RG but I haven't had it 2 months yet. I ride it everywhere. If it isn't raining when I leave I'm on the bike. Hopefully I can end the year with about 5k and then next year I'm shooting for 10k

Nobody
08-16-2012, 09:09 PM
I'm only rolling in the 2k's for this year. Between finances curbing my early season trip and a pinched sciatica it just been a dog balls time getting out and getting anywhere.

Gas Man
09-03-2012, 10:07 PM
Looks like we lost Kosher's posts... sorry about that. I didn't do it.

So the closing slogan


"I didn't get to ride with Iron Rider!"


And even if you did I'm sure you're like me and it wasn't enough.

Put that slogan on a piece of paper next to your odometer BEFORE Friday at 12noon/12pm.

Don't get it done by then, you miss out.

I know I didn't do that well this year, this new schedule at work for the past 2 years isn't helping ONE BIT! Oh well... I hope to ride more now that it's cooling off. Go out with a bang!

Kosher
09-03-2012, 10:19 PM
Looks like we lost Kosher's posts...

I think yall just cant stand to lose. :)

I'll repost toward the end of the week, I actually got a chance to put about 60 miles on today, and looks like I'll get a bike night in Wednesday night.

Zukey Lake Tavern anyone?

Gas Man
09-03-2012, 10:28 PM
I wish I could go with... that's too far for being on call.

Gas Man
09-03-2012, 10:28 PM
And you're probably right... NOT!

I hate dealing with these spammer/hacker bastards.

Kosher
09-06-2012, 10:11 PM
13530-3886=9644

http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff-Bucket/i-kJxf9kG/0/X3/P1020346-X3.jpg

Moesride
09-06-2012, 10:24 PM
Gut tells me you might take this one Kosher!....

leebo
09-07-2012, 05:58 AM
I got a little over 3k so far

Gas Man
09-07-2012, 06:15 AM
It would be nice to see pics regardless.

I have mine I just need to post it from a PC.

Chain
09-07-2012, 10:04 AM
13530-3886=9644

http://keithhu.smugmug.com/Other/Stuff-Bucket/i-kJxf9kG/0/X3/P1020346-X3.jpg

What's this? Did I miss something?

Kosher
09-07-2012, 11:03 AM
What's this? Did I miss something?

Not sure I understand the question, did you read the whole thread?

Kosher
09-07-2012, 04:34 PM
OK, so Gas, can you please declare me the victor so I can claim my Rolex watch? Sheesh the contest ended at noon for Pete's sake.

:)

:eightball6:

Mad Dog
09-08-2012, 09:02 AM
Rolex???? Had I only known.:cry:

Gas Man
09-08-2012, 09:51 AM
Ending mileage:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/2 Wheel Michigan/29884D77-3008-4130-94DC-85EF0EE4C124-2589-000001DC5D847282.jpg

Beginning mileage:
http://i99.photobucket.com/albums/l311/cjclark69/2 Wheel Michigan/5b15b075.jpg


Mem-Labor day: 3,015 miles...

Fuck it's been a shit miles year once again!!

Chain... do you have a pic of your ending mileage???

It's been a shit-tastic week for me... so if you can get it in today... I'll let it go. But I'm sure Kosher has it.

Mad Dog
09-08-2012, 02:04 PM
Thats about what i have Chris. Spent a lot of time on my new boat this summer fishing.
Next year will be better.........

Gas Man
09-08-2012, 02:14 PM
Thats about what i have Chris. Spent a lot of time on my new boat this summer fishing.
Next year will be better.........

Yeah I really thought my new schedule this year would yield to more riding but it hasn't. I need to figure something out.

That being said. I had plans for more riding but they kept getting killed by things and other people outside of my control. That much I have figured out and will do differently next year.

Moesride
09-10-2012, 03:01 AM
I've had my SG for almost a month and a half now and put over 3100 miles on her......... Looks like Kosher ran away with this one! Congrats!!

Kosher
09-10-2012, 05:35 AM
I've had my SG for almost a month and a half now and put over 3100 miles on her......... Looks like Kosher ran away with this one! Congrats!!

Good job, man, ride that thing!

Next we need an "I rode in every month" contest, I've ridden at least once in every month since February of 2011, so far that makes 20 consecutive months.

Who's in?

All in the service of being able to say Michigan is a year-round riding state. :)

Gas Man
09-10-2012, 12:57 PM
I think Kosher did. He needs to send me his address so I can ship him all his grand prizes. Well a prize of physical world and one of admiration.

That's a cool idea kosher. I will never qualify as I always have bike down time in winter for mods.

Chain
09-10-2012, 01:02 PM
I guess that's what I missed. Didn't know it was done and when... I'll get a pic tonight if I remember.......... I have around 9k... don't remember off my head... but I guess I don't know why sooo soon.... Heading to Ohio yet, and at least two more trips to the UP...

Chain
09-10-2012, 01:03 PM
Good job, man, ride that thing!

Next we need an "I rode in every month" contest, I've ridden at least once in every month since February of 2011, so far that makes 20 consecutive months.

Who's in?

All in the service of being able to Michigan a year-round riding state. :)

You can have that... I HATE cleaning the dam skoot as it is... let alone once they put salt on... F that!!!!

Chain
09-10-2012, 01:05 PM
Sorry, I missed the Labor day end thingy.... doh. I'll get my pic in... I didn't ride last weekend... Canned veggies.....

Gas Man
09-10-2012, 01:11 PM
I did the memorial to labor day as "the summer" piece. Many guys don't ride when it gets colder, yet many, feel its the best riding. But most all ride during the contest months.

Trying to make it fair.

Chain
09-10-2012, 02:24 PM
Yup., my fault... I totally read that... but that was many braincells ago... ;)

Chain
09-10-2012, 02:42 PM
:pwsign:

Why not.........

Kosher
09-10-2012, 03:03 PM
Good job, man, ride that thing!

Next we need an "I rode in every month" contest, I've ridden at least once in every month since February of 2011, so far that makes 20 consecutive months.

Who's in?

All in the service of being able to Michigan a year-round riding state. :)


You can have that... I HATE cleaning the dam skoot as it is... let alone once they put salt on... F that!!!!

I do too. I usually try to pick a day when its either been a long time since the last salting, or there's been rain. A lot of it is about luck, but washing it once/month isnt bad, gives me an excuse to tinker w/it.

I'm sure its not everybody's thing, I get that, I just like being able to say I've ridden in every month.

Chain
09-11-2012, 06:35 AM
http://i455.photobucket.com/albums/qq274/bigdogfatty/IMG00717-20120910-1829.jpg

8716

On schedule... I had 800 on before Memorial Day. And still have Ohio in October, and the UP at least 2 more times this year. I suspect I'll end with about 11.5k for the year when all said and done. LOVE THE CRUISER! I do have 1k on the chopper...:(

Good Job all you guys that logged some miles!!!!!!!!!!

Kosher
09-11-2012, 08:58 AM
8716

On schedule... I had 800 on before Memorial Day. And still have Ohio in October, and the UP at least 2 more times this year. I suspect I'll end with about 11.5k for the year when all said and done. LOVE THE CRUISER! I do have 1k on the chopper...:(

Good Job all you guys that logged some miles!!!!!!!!!!

Nice job, Chain, you are ridin'! I'm tracking to about 14+K for the year ending Oct 6 when I traded for my RK.

Chain
09-11-2012, 10:12 AM
Nice job, Chain, you are ridin'! I'm tracking to about 14+K for the year ending Oct 6 when I traded for my RK.

Nice! You ride to work???

Kosher
09-11-2012, 11:59 AM
Nice! You ride to work???

No, I work from home, I just piss off my wife and family a lot. :)

I had some good opportunities this year, a couple of conferences I had to attend (Toronto, Atlanta), so I rode to those, an annual trip with my neighbor up north in late June, and of course Sturgis, which I'm lucky to have worked out well due to the kids summer schedule. Not sure if it will happen again next year.

Gas Man
09-11-2012, 11:02 PM
So Kosher... hit me with your address so I can send you the prize.

Kosher
09-12-2012, 05:38 AM
So Kosher... hit me with your address so I can send you the prize.

PM Sent, lol

RedneckMedic
09-13-2012, 06:55 PM
Bull shit hes all high and mighty with his miles make him ride to pick it up hahaha. Congrats kosher